A survey on video broadcasting and P2P networks using multicasting

Aniket Mitra, Ankush Puri, Vishal Verma

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IP Multicast is the most cost-effective way to broadcast data or images from any one point to a multitude of receivers, but it always suffered various shortcomings: a tendency to have packet loss, poor reliability, lack of a standard for security and the lack of support from Internet Service Providers making it difficult for ISP's and carriers to deploy IP Multicast. Many real time applications such as IPTV, Live Video, Videoconferencing, Distance Learning, Stock Quotes and Non-Real Time applications like Web Servers, Kiosks take advantage of Multicast; but the tradeoffs associated with Multicast routing makes it unsuitable for being deployed commercially on a large scale. In this study we have tried to investigate and analyze the problems associated with application of Multicasting in video broadcast, Peer to Peer system, Support for Group & Network Management etc. Finally we propose solutions and requirements for successful deployment of Multicast Services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1233-1240
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Engineering Research
Issue number11 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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